WHICH PERFORMANCE CAR IS BEST? YOU DECIDE!
Welcoming Avid Enthusiasts, Owners and Collectors, Taste of Motorsports offers the perfect environment to experience and evaluate your next performance car purchase. You can learn, explore and experience from an insiders perspective with the safety of doing so on a proper race track.
Here are a few of the BRANDS you can expect to find at the Taste of Motorsports:
Bill Pierre FORD is partnered with the crew from Shelby American out of Las Vegas. Not only will they have some amazing Mustangs on display at Taste of Motorsports this year, they will have their own Vince Laviolette doing the demo drives.
VINCE LAVIOLETTE – VICE PRESIDENT – PRODUCTION AND R&D.
Vice president of Operations Vince LaViolette is cut from the same cloth as Shelby icons such as Ken Miles and Phil Remington. Since joining Shelby American in 1999, the native Californian has been involved in every aspect of vehicle development and production at the automaker.
Vince has a broad range of duties at Shelby American. These include production line management, Research and Development, new product initiatives and integration with club activities. When Vince is not inside the production facility, he is a key test driver for the company. He has also served as a factory team driver for Shelby American in various events.
For years, Vince worked personally with Carroll Shelby on vehicle development. Their close business relationship ingrained Shelby’s values into Vince, so that the vehicles built at Shelby today still follows Carroll’s vision of performance. Vince also leverages his extensive background in racing, automotive fabrication and custom work to pour the best performance attributes into Shelby products.
Vince is a third generation racing enthusiast. His career began as a high-performance engine builder for a boat company. Soon after, Vince became involved in the automotive customizing world. He eventually joined a local dealership where he worked his way up to upper management. It was during this time, that Vince became involved in racing.
In 1983, he began driving in the Winston West NASCAR series. After his first race, Vince was hooked. Eventually he owned a hot rod and racecar shop until joining Shelby
NORTH AMERICA’S OLDEST FERRARI DEALERSHIP
We are North America’s oldest Ferrari dealership. Founded by love and guided by the love for the greatest cars ever made. In 1966, tucked away in a corner of downtown Portland, Oregon, Ron Tonkin began selling a little known Italian car called Ferrari.
The motivation then, as it remains now, was love. Heritage can’t be bought. It can’t be borrowed, given, or acquired through any other means other than endurance.
We celebrate the memory of Ron Tonkin in our new home in Wilsonville, just 20 minutes south of Portland. We welcome you to join us.
It does not matter where you call home, if you are woman or man, owner or dream builder, ‘Tifosi’ or someone learning about the Scuderia for the first time, your place is here.
No one is excluded. All are welcome.